Best of 2019 Tutorials

Another year has flown by, and it’s time to list my best of 2019 tutorials. In case you missed any of them, I’ve included links to tutorials above the pictures. You also can find all of my tutorials under the Tutorials tab at the top of this page.

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Easiest Grocery Totes

I’ve been looking for ways to use some of my old ice dyed fabric, but these easiest grocery totes can also be made out of recycled jeans or other fabrics. All you need is the following: Outside fabric – 18 x 36 inches, or if you want to use two fabrics as I did in…

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How to: Printed Foam Stamp

I love using real leaves to print on fabric. However, if my stash of preserved leaves are not available or I don’t have any preserved, a great way to get that printed image is to make a printed foam stamp.

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Painting my new apron

I am so excited. I will be leaving Sunday for a week-long Pat Pauly workshop at QSDS (Quilt & Surface Design Symposium) in Columbus, Ohio. If you don’t know about Pat, she is a wonderful artist who makes contemporary quilts with her printed and painted fabrics. The class I’ll be taking is called “Glorious Prints.”

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Printing with found objects

Sometimes it’s just fun to look around the house and start printing with found objects. That’s what I’m doing today.¬† Clockwise is a potato masher, sponge, Tupperware lids, room keys, pool noodle and toilet paper rolls taped together. They are all sitting on the carpet non slip mat. Here is the first print. I covered…

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Layering Stencils

Today I’m all about layering stencils using fabric paint. If you look at my post about soy wax batik, this is just a continuation of my love of layers. Here are my finished fat quarters of fabric. I love all of the layers. For the top piece, I use the following two stencils. Here is…

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How to: Low Immersion Dyeing

When I first started dyeing years ago I posted about low immersion dyeing. Since that time I’ve learned a lot and decided to share how I now do this type of dyeing. Also, I had several readers email me asking about low immersion. Like other dyeing, there are lots of ways to do this. Mine…

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